About us

CHEPA researchers have helped shape Canada’s health system for nearly 30 years. We are home to one of the largest concentrations of health economists, health services researchers and health policy analysts in Canada, with 27 full-time and part-time faculty members from 3 Faculties, 2 Schools and 8 University Departments. Our large talent pool of discipline-based and inter-disciplinary researchers addresses a broad range of health and social systems problems through independent and collaborative research programs.


 

Founded in 1987, CHEPA is a world-class interdisciplinary health research centre that fosters excellence in acquiring, producing and communicating socially-relevant knowledge in the fields of health economics and health policy analysis to inform fair and sustainable health and social systems.

We are:
  • Home to one of the largest concentrations of health economists and health policy analysts in Canada
  • 27 faculty members from 3 Faculties, 2 Schools and 6 University Departments
  • Talented, discipline-based and inter-disciplinary researchers who address a broad range of health and social system problems through independent and collaborative research programs
  • Pioneers in the fields of knowledge transfer, economic evaluation, health technology assessment and public, patient and community engagement
  • Notable contributions to health human resources, needs-based and primary care funding models
  • An incubator for new graduate training programs in health policy, health economics and health services research

Mission

To cultivate a collegial interdisciplinary environment that fosters excellence in policy-relevant research, education and service and informs fair and sustainable health and social systems.



Vision

Health and social policies locally and internationally are informed by policy-relevant research, well-trained scholars and independent (expert) advice.

CHEPA's History

The founding and growth of CHEPA parallels the genesis and growth of health economics as a research field. For more than 30 years, CHEPA researchers have directly helped to shape Canada’s health-care system, driving the development of the internationally-recognized Health Utilities Index and implementing methods for the economic evaluation of health-care services, systems and programs, as well as pioneering the field of health policy analysis.

CHEPA's founding faculty

For more information on our awards and honours, please visit our awards and honours page by clicking the link below.






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McMaster University Social Sciences